Ohio University's E. W. Scripps School of Journalism is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The Journalism School offers two undergraduate sequences:
- News & Information (encompassing broadcast news, magazine journalism, news writing and editing, and online journalism)
- Strategic Communication (encompassing advertising and public relations)
The school provides a liberal arts foundation with a professional education and experience for students. The school stresses the importance of the First Amendment, values an international perspective and fosters the highest standards of journalism ethics. The classes will help students develop critical analysis, thinking, writing and speaking abilities to enhance the effectiveness of expressing their ideas. Many students also choose to continue learning outside the classroom by writing and editing for The Post, the independent daily campus newspaper; the Athena, the University yearbook; The Ohio Journalist, the school's alumni publication; or for WOUB News, broadcasting on the university's public broadcast stations (AM, FM, television and cable).
Founded in 1924, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is widely considered one of the best journalism schools in the country.
Admission to the school is selective, requiring scores of at least 25 on the ACT or 1140 on the SAT, in addition to being in the top 15 percent of one's high school graduating class.
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.